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Wire Watch: Mar. 5-11

Wire Watch: Mar. 5-11

Gillian Mackay-Brown, Managing Editor March 2, 2023

Kissing the Witch March 2-5, Harper Joy Theatre Written by acclaimed Irish author and playwright Emma Donoghue, and directed by Dr. Laura Hope, "Kissing the Witch" puts the fairy tales ingrained...

Wire Watch: Feb. 26-Mar. 4

Wire Watch: Feb. 26-Mar. 4

Gillian Mackay-Brown, Managing Editor February 23, 2023

"Two Cellos" Recital Sunday, February 26, 3 p.m., Chism Recital Hall in the Hall of Music Accompanied by Jan Roberts, sophomore Keziah Eckert and first year Asim Kapoor will be performing works for...

“bare” in review: A critical exploration of queer youth and blatant misogyny

Charlotte Elliott, Campus Life Editor November 17, 2022

Filled with Shakespearean fencing, a questionable piñata and the reincarnation of the Virgin Mary, the Nov. 10 opening night of "bare," written by Jon Hartmere and Damon Intrabartolo and directed by Alex...

“Ghost Pixcells” in review

“Ghost Pixcells” in review

Zac Bentz, Campus Life Editor November 4, 2021

Bodies are not easy things to have. They bear the weight of our environments, our emotions, our habits, relationships, injuries, social conventions—anything and everything we do, external or internal,...

Ghost Pixcells set to dance into Harper Joy Theater

Mo Dow, Campus Life Reporter October 28, 2021

This Thursday, Oct. 28 marks the opening night of a new dance production, Ghost Pixcells. The production features both student and guest dancers and is the first major dance show at Whitman College since...

Photo contributed by Jessicabuttery.com.

Lighting and sound design workshop encourages aspiring theatre technicians

Heleana Backus, A&E Reporter October 22, 2020

Although lighting designer Jessica Buttery and sound designer Paul Fowler could not work on a Harper Joy Theater production this semester, both designers chose to lead a virtual Lighting and Sound Design...

“Trial of the Catonsville Nine” Connects Past and Present

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter March 8, 2018

Activist and poet Reverend Daniel Berrigan visited Whitman campus twice, once in the 1970s and again in the early 1980s. Each time, he directed a dramatic reading of “The Trial of the Catonsville Nine.”...

Hand of a Star written by Dani Schlenker and directed by Kristina Roy won the One Acts competition. Pictured here are Chloe Hood (left) and Ella Meyers (right).

One Act Play Festival Addresses Contemporary Issues

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter February 22, 2018

Thursday, Feb. 15 marked the first evening of Whitman’s annual One Act Play Festival performances. Thirty years after its inception, the festival continues to be an opportunity for student performers,...

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya

“SPACING” Melds Movement with Meaning

Emma Chung, Staff Reporter November 16, 2017

This year, “SPACING,” the Whitman Dance department's fall dance performance, wove elements of music, voice and language through abstract movement. The performance, which ran from Nov. 9 to 12, was composed...

Photo by Samarah Uribe

“Mr. Kolpert” Brings Dark Humor to Stage

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter October 17, 2017

"Mr. Kolpert” opened in Harper Joy Theater last week to a bewildered audience of parents, faculty, community members and students alike. It will continue into this weekend at 8 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 28....

Photo by Samarah Uribe Mendez

Creative Writers Shape Instant Play Festival

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter September 28, 2017

Popping ghosts, pirates sniffing cocaine, a writer’s mind unraveling, radical love and the bargaining of lives marked the first night of the 10th annual Instant Play Festival. By the end of the weekend...

Wire Watch: Week of May 4th

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor May 4, 2017

"You Can't Take it With You:" The famed comedy about a dysfunctional family caps of Harper Joy Theatre's 2016-2017 season. Evening shows Thursday-Saturday, May 4-6, 8:00 p.m.; matinee show Sunday, May...

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